12 Year Old Receives Standing Ovation at Jones Stadium

Published 09/02 2014 06:29PM

Updated 09/02 2014 06:38PM

By Anna Wiernicki

LUBBOCK, TX—Myles Galvan, 12, has been battling leukemia since he was 7 years old. University Medical Center surprised Myles with a dream of a lifetime—he was going to get to go meet some of his favorite players and favorite coach, Coach Kliff Kingsbury.

“After that he told me I was going to see the Tech team practice the next day,” Galvan said. “And then he got us tickets to go see the game, and we got to go down on the field.”

Galvan received a standing ovation from the packed Jones stadium on Saturday, but his favorite part was watching the players run out onto the field with all the smoke.

“We went for another checkup in April, and his cancer was back,” Cheryl Lara Galvan, Myles Grandmother said. “So they diagnosed him again with leukemia, but this time it got in his spinal fluids.”

He loves sports, football cards, comic books, and hopes to one day be a quarterback at Texas Tech University.

Myles has been going to UMC for chemotherapy treatment, and has the support of his family and the Red Raiders behind him each step of the way.

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